Garbage

Hawkesbury City Council provides a weekly household garbage collection service which is available to all residences within the Local Government Area. Anything you place into your household red lidded garbage bin goes directly to the Hawkesbury City Waste Management Facility on The Driftway, South Windsor and goes straight into landfill, nothing gets sorted.

What are we sending to landfill?

Garbage bin percentages

A lot of things we throw away can sometimes be avoided, used again or composted. Councils last Waste Audit revealed that the average Hawkesbury rubbish bin contains the following:

Don’t waste your recycling

As shown, the last audit revealed that 19% of the rubbish bin was recyclable material that should have been placed in the yellow lidded recycling bin.

By placing recyclables into your garbage bin, you are sending them straight to landfill. If you have recyclables that will not fit into your household recycling bin, you have two options in the Hawkesbury:

  • Order an extra recycling or garden organics bin at a cost of $86.43 a year, or
  • Drop the recycling off for free at the Hawkesbury City Waste Management Facility (recyclables must be separated from other waste).

TIP 1: Reduce the food and organics you send to landfill by starting up a compost or worm farm.

TIP 2: Check Councils A-Z Reuse and Recycling Guide to divert items from landfill such as mobile phones, computers, clothing, printer cartridges, cooking oil, CDs and DVDs and batteries etc.

Where Does My Rubbish Go?

Landfill should be the last resort after you have tried to Avoid, Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.

Household Residual Garbage Collection Information

Bins 1 metre apart

If you're unsure when to place your garbage bin out for collection contact Council on (02) 4560 4444.

If you’re unsure when to place your recycling and garden organics bins out for collection call JJ Richards on 1300 889 527.

  • For night services, bins should be out no later than 5pm
  • For day services, bins should be out no later then 5am

Area 1 Recycling Collection Calendar

Area 2 Recycling Collection Calendar

Area 1 - Suburbs

Agnes BanksHobartvillePitt Town BottomsWindsor
Bligh ParkMaraylyaRichmondWindsor Downs
CattaiMcGraths HillRichmond LowlandsYarramundi
Central ColoMulgraveScheyville 
ClarendonOakvilleSouth Windsor 
CornwallisPitt TownVineyard 


Area 2 - Suburbs

BerambingFreemans ReachMellongThe Slopes
BilpinGlossodiaMogo CreekUpper Colo
Blaxlands RidgeGrose ValeMountain LagoonUpper MacDonald
Bowen MountainGrose WoldNorth RichmondWebbs Creek
Central MacDonaldHigher MacDonaldPerrys CrossingWheeny Creek
ColoKurmondPuttyWilberforce
Colo HeightsKurrajongSackvilleWisemans Ferry
Cumberland ReachKurrajong HeightsSt AlbansWomerah
East KurrajongKurrajong HillsTen Mile HollowWrights Creek
EbenezerLeets ValeTennyson 
FernancesLower MacDonaldThe Devils Wilderness 

A garbage service is not compulsory for any rate payer who has to ‘bring bin to top of road’ however, if they choose to, then they must pay garbage charges.

Place bins facing the kerb and at least 1 metre apart. Do not place near parked cars or low hanging trees.

Is your rubbish bin hardly ever full?

If you’re a household or business whose rubbish bin is hardly ever full, you should consider reducing the size of your rubbish bin from a 240L to a 140L. This alone will save your household $189.31!

Everything you place into your red or grey lidded rubbish bin goes straight to landfill in South Windsor. Nothing gets sorted.

You may even like to consider an additional recycling bin. If you decide to down size your rubbish bin and order an additional recycling bin you will still be up to $102.88 (pro rata) in front! Take a look at the Waste Service Options and Charges for Hawkesbury residents and businesses to decide what service is most suitable for you.

Only the owner of the property (or agent if the property is leased) can change the bin service option. Each option has a minimum service period of 12 months.

To take advantage of this offer and reduce the size of your rubbish bin, complete the Bin Request form or email Council with your request and details to council@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au. Alternatively, call Council’s Customer Service on (02) 4560 4444 for more information.

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